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    February 4, 2013
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>> it will be a nice memento of history. last week the price of a stamp went up to 46 cents. >> aren't enough tributes to rosa parks. "news4 today" continues at 5:00 a.m. the party just beginning in charmed city after the ravens fans celebrate their team's big win in the super bowl. good morning everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this monday, february 4th, 2013. baltimore's big win isn't the only thing you'll be buzzing about around the water cooler today. a lot of people are wondering what's to blame for the power outage that left the superdome in the dark. what we're about learning about the incident ahead. >> are you sick of the snow, sick of not enough snow? either way, you won't have to think about that this morning. there is another wave of wintry weather not far move. tom kierein here with what you
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need before you go. >> a few of the flurries flying through the air yesterday and gently falling in some areas. the sky has cleared out. the mountains of western maryland, east of there it's mostly clear. under this clear sky, it's a cold morning. a lot of that snowmelted as we got about freezing. back down to the mid-20s in prince george's county. mid and upper 20s, fairfax and arlington counties. farther south and west, loudoun county to fauquier, prince william, stafford, spotsylvania, the low 20s there. much of southern maryland, anne arundel generally in the upper 20s. through the morning hours, we'll be holding steady below freezing. mid-20s through 8:00 a.m. increasing clouds by 9:00 a.m. around 30 degrees. the sunset at 5:33. i'll talk about that potential for snow later tonight. how much may we get and where. i'll have details on that in ten minutes. now a look at your first 4
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traffic with danella on this monday morning. good morning. >> good morning. thanks, tom. traveling in the district, checking for incidents. no incidents, nothing reported right now. especially accidents looking out for you guys traveling in the district. nice and clear. shoot over to gw parkway in both directions and getting to the beltway. no issues there either. along the dulles toll road, a live look now along the greenway. passing 28. sully road towards the beltway in both directions. your volume light. over to the rails. they're open, no reported delays. eun, over to you. >> danella, thank you. >> the party is still going strong had morning in baltimore as the city celebrates the ravens super bowl title. the ravens beat the san francisco 49ers, 34-31 last night. we expect the ravens to return to baltimore sometime today. the team will celebrate with it fans during a parade through the
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city tomorrow. the ravens appeared to have the game in hand early in the third quarter. they led 28-6 before the 49ers staged a dramatic comeback. they trailed by five point with a chance to take the lead in the final 2:00 of the game but couldn't store the go-ahead touchdown even though they were deep in ravens territory. after the game, coach john harbaugh commended the 49ers and praised their head coach who happens to be his younger brother jim. there's no greater competitor, there's no greater coach in the national football league or in the world as far as i'm concerned than jim harbaugh. the way that team played proves it. >> this is the ravens second super bowl title. their first came after the 2000-20001 season. the power company in new orleans blames sensing equipment for one of the strangest moments of the night. electricity at the superdome suddenly went out in the third quarter delaying the game for more than half an hour. the utility company which provides power to the dome says
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a piece of equipment which monitors electricity sensed an abnormality in it system and opened a breaker that caused the lights to go out. john harbaugh was particularly upset about the outage. his team had just scored a touchdown to take a 22-point lead when it happened. it killed the ravens momentum. the game self-is one of the things you'll be talking about today. some made you laugh, others may have left you in tears. in about 20 minutes, we'll look at the super bowl commercials that will have you talking today. a bus crash killed at least eight people, injured more than a dozen others in southern california. the bus was carrying a tour group from mexico when the bus driver reported brake problems in big bear resort area. the bus rear ended a sedan and hit a pickup truck that was pulling a trailer. 38 people were taken to the hospital. today president obama takes his push for gun control legislation on the road. he'll sit down with law enforcement leaders in minneapolis. many of the officers handled a
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deadly workplace shooting last september. five people were killed there. the president's meeting will be a few blocks from where a 5-year-old boy as shot and killed in a gang dispute last summer. one out of ten people in the state of minnesota has a firearms hunting license. gun violence will be the subject of a forum had morning at the university of maryland. state attorney general will host that meeting discussing how to curb gun violence. angela also brooks and police chief tom manger are is et to speak at the event. we expect to learn more about young people in the district and their struggles thanks to the group, raise d.c. the group released some of the numbers already. six in ten students graduate high school in four years. 42% of them are employed full-time. 10,000 low income youths between 16 and 24 don't have a job and aren't in school. raise d.c. includes school's chancellor kaya henderson and leaders from the business sector and other organizations.
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it's to help young people in d.c. from the time they start school to job opportunities ach high school. look for changes at the pentagon station. metro is closing the station's south entrance so crews can replace three escalators there. when completed this fall, they will be similar to the ones built at the dupont circle station. the north entrance will stay open during the construction. all right. the reports surrounding boxing legend muhammad ali that has his family punching back this morning. keeping an eye on the clock may be key to success for people trying to lose weight. >> surf the web with ease. >> your time right now is 5:06. another cold start as you get ready to head off to work. it's just a taste of what's to come. the winter weather on the horizon with weather and traff
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nationwide wi-fi could soon be reality. the federal communications commission is considering creating a free wi-fi network across the country. they say it would allow schools and businesses to lower costs and could also help people who can't afford high cell phone or internet bells. wireless carriers are working furiously to block the plan. they say it could interfere with
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existing cell networks. >> imagine how much easier for the rest of us. >> it would be good for schools to have ha access. flurries all weekend long, tom. are we getting more snow? >> at least it looked like winter and is feeling like winter this morning. a little more later tonight under a clear sky. it's cold, below freezing everywhere. that includes prince george's county where it's into the mid and upper 20s. much of montgomery county, low to mid-20s. in the district of columbia, upper 20s. the rest of northern virginia also. as we take a look hour by hour throughout the day, we'll have our temperatures climbing above freezing by late morning, noontime mid-30s. upper 30s. that's perhaps around 2:00 or 3:00. the time scale here showing snow moving in beginning as early as 8:00 p.m., ending by 2:00 a.m. tomorrow. leaving a coating to an inch around the metro area and across northern virginia, northern
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maryland. most locations could get 1 to 2 inches in the mountains. the seven-day outlook in ten minutes. a look at first 4 traffic on this monday morning. danella is here with the latest. >> thanks, tom. if you're taking the rails, metro, marc, vre, no report of delays. over to the roadways, still clear this morning. heading up to i-270 and fly over it together. nice and clear this morning out of frederick maryland. traveling southbound and northbound, not seeing any accidents, no construction. making the way through gaithersburg and continuing all the way to rockville and heading toward the beltway. if you're traveling on the beltway between i-270 passing connecticut avenue towards i-95, nice travel speed. the drive will take you ten minutes. i'm back in ten. aaron and eun. >> thank you, danella. a big honor for the late mayor, ed koch. forget the game, the memorable moments during the super bowl's commercial breaks
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that will have you talking this morning.
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in 06 60
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a 5-year-old boy has been held for nearly 200 hours in alabama after being taken by a gunman from his school bus. jimmy lee dykes is the man at the center of this standoff. the veteran is described as a loner who did not trust the government. the man is held up in an underground bunker with the boy. police are in communication with the two. they have delivered food, toys and medicine for the little boy. >> as this standoff drags on, charles poland jr. was remembered as a hero during his
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funeral yesterday. 20 other children were on the bus at the time of his death. the 66-year-old was praised for his character and his devotion to the children in his community. police in texas are still working to figure out were an iraq war veteran shot and killed a former navy seal over the weekend. the u.s. military confirmed eddie ralph served in the marines from 2006 to 2010 and is currently on reserve duty. he's accused of killing 38-year-old chris kyle and another man at a texas gun range saturday night. police believe ralph was unemploy and possibly mentally unstable snooimts my understanding that the suspect may have been suffering from some type of mental illness from being in the military himself. he was a marine for four years. and he may have been suffering from some complications from that. >> kyle was the most lethal sniper in american military history with 160 confirmed kills during his ten years in the u.s. navy. we go to mexico now.
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developments there as officials confirm that 36 people are dead after an explosion at an oil company headquarters there. the attorney general in mexico says it's still too early to determine whether that blast was due to an attack, an accident or negligence. results from an investigation expected any day now. the panex building is the second largest skyscraper there. police say 28 people have been released from the hospital after their charter bus hit an overpass in boston. seven people still in the hospital, one in rit cal condition. authorities say the bus was not supposed to be on the road. it had a ten-foot height limit. the bus was holding a group of students from philadelphia in town to tour the campus of harvard. the bus driver was looking at his gps when he hit the bridge. no formal charges have been filed. president obama says the boy scouts of america should reverse its long-standing ban on home sex sexual members. the president said the scouts provide leadership training and "no one should be barred from that."
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. the national executive board is expected to discuss the issue this week. last week they were open to overturning the ban with a policy to allow local sponsors make their own decisions on the issue. happening today, a huge honor for former new york city mayor ed koch. starting today the east 77th and lexington station will be called mayor ed koch subway station. koch died of congestive heart failure last friday. he was 88 years old. his funeral will be held today. the family of muhammad ali is denying reports that he's in failing health and near death. a british tabloid reported the legendary boxer was close to dying. then the rumors started circulating on the internet. his wife released this photo of him in his ravens gear. he didn't blink at all during beyonce's halftime performance. turns out what time you eat does matter.
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a new study shows people who eat their biggest meal of the day in the morning lose more weight. researchers followed europeans whose main meal of the day lunch. those who ate a large meal before 3:00 p.m. lost more weight and a lower risk of diabetes. doctors warn, it's too soon to trade in your scale for your watch. >> if you food deprive yourself for five, six, seven hours, let's say eat lunch at 3:00 versus 1:00 x you'll be a lot hungrier at 3:00. much more likely to overeat. >> the truth stands. if you eat too much and move too little, you will gain weight. no matter what. >> if you eat three chocolate croissants for breakfast, that's not good either. >> not good for you. >> i'm indliend do that. but i'm just saying. >> all things in moderation. >> of course. >> let's get a look at our forecast. we've had snow so often. it comes out snow. >> seems like almost every day.
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we've had flurries. we've had a clearing sky overnight. temperatures down to the low 20s in much of montgomery county as well as farther west in loudoun county. stafford and spotvania and fauquier, in the low 20s. no upper 20s. upper 20s in washington. mid-20s much of prince george's county and east of there. south of there. anne arundel, calvert, charles, st. mary's, howard county in the low to mid-20s. sunrise at 7:11. by 8:00 a.m. still in the 20s. through noontime into the 30s. upper 30s by mid-afternoon with a lot of clouds that will begin to close in. then tonight we'll likely get light snow moving through. another fast-moving system similar to yesterday. might get a coating to an inch. this may have a little more moisture than the one yesterday. that covers most of virginia, the district. nearby suburbs, much of maryland. much farther to the north and west, likely get higher amounts but not much.
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just 1 to 2 inches of fresh snow, washington county. panhandle of western virginia, the highlands of west virginia. now here's your storm team 4 four-day forecast. tomorrow we'll have a partly sunny sky. we could have slick spots. but all be melting tomorrow in the 40s. might get a few more flurries on tuesday night. wednesday afternoon, into the mid-40s. lots of sunshine. partly cloudy on thur. 20s in the morning. afternoon highs mid-40s. here's a look at the end of the week and the weekend. could get rain on friday. the upper 40s. mid-30s in the morning. chillier over the weekend. drying out, sunny on saturday and sunday. ought to be in the 20s in the morning. afternoon highs into the mid-40s am i'm back in ten minutes with another update. first 4 traffic now with danella this more than. >> still quiet. if you're traveling along 395, we'll take a closer look. passing duke street, very light
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volume northbound. no report of accidents at this time. heading northbound, heading to the 14th street bridge, nice, clear commute into the district. if you're traveling around the district, still checking for accidents for you. it looks clear if you're about to head out of house. that means good news. over to the rails, no report of delays along the metro, marc or vre. running on or close to schedule. eun? danella thank you. just 363 days until super bowl xlviii in new jersey. yesterday before super bowl xlvii, louisiana governor bobby jindal officially handed off the big game to new jersey governor chris christie. january dal gave christy mardi gras masks and a themed football. next year it will be at the met life stadium and first open air super bowl. >> joe flacco was named mvp last night. that would be repetitive.
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he threw three touchdown passes in the wind. he will be honored in disney world. part of a parade through the magic kingdom. flacco said he and his team, failures in the past thept helped them become champ wrons. >> put through the situations. we don't know if we're going to be successful. but the moment doesn't get too big. we're comfortable. we've been there before and we've failed before and succeeded before. we're not worried about the outcome. we go out and play football and execute. you know, we believe that if we do that and do that our ability, eventually it will work out. >> he threw 11 touchdowns in the post-season. he did not throw a single interception. academy award winner jennifer hudson joined the sandy hook chorus for a special tribute at the super bowl. >> america, america, goth god shed his grace on me ♪
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>> 26 students from newtown, connecticut, the site of the deadly massacre in december sang america the beautiful with hudson. they wore green ribbons in honor of the 20 first graders and six adults killed in that massacre. hudson's mother, brother and nephew were also killed in gun violence five years ago. ♪ ♪ >> look at this for a while, okay? beyonce is ready to go on world tour apparently after her halftime show at the super bowl. beyonce announced she's going on a world tour called the mrs. carter show. remember, she's married to jay-z. his last name is carter. she'll be in the verizon center in july. ticket are available friday morning. everyone is talking about the best commercials in the
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super bowl. here's some of the favorites. >> oh! >> dude, you got montana on your jersey. >> it's a miracle. >> stain on a stick. >> montanaland. >> where is my 49ers jersey? >> i washed it. >> you washed? >> had a stain on it. go ravens. and on the eighth day, god looked down on his planned paradise and said i need a caretaker. so god made a farmer. >> you may recognize the voice of the late paul harvey in the dodge ram commercial. it was one of several emotional ads last night. we want to know what you think. tell us about your favorite commercials. go to our facebook page "news4 today." >> the dodge ram one was one of
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my favorites. touching. >> touching and tribute to the farmers. >> there were a lot of bad ones. >> a lot of people loved that one. thought it was funny. a lot of people thought it was predictable. the stain was going to come off. >> the controversial ones, we'll talk about those later. we'll tell you how you will be able to honor the life of the late civil rights icon rosa parks later today. >> the potential changes in store for people who buy guns in virginia. they took to the treat in celebration. we'll show you why the party is just beginning for the ravens fans. >> the clouds across the upper midwest could mean more winter in the district. what you can expect on weather
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looking at the stories making headlines right now at 5:29. at least eight people are dead and a dozen others injured after a tour bus crashed in southern california. >> metro riders will find three escalators off limits at the pentagon as work to replace them begins. >> a day for charmed city as the ravens fans celebrate their team's second super bowl championship. much more on the stories throughout the morning. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. good morning o. i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome to "news4 today" on this monday, february 4th. you're looking live over union
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station. another cold start to the morning as we get this workweek started. but the cold is not the only thing you want to prepare for. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here with what we can expect snowwise. tom? >> just a light breeze, maybe a little more snow later tonight. right now we've got a mostly clear sky after we had the flurries yesterday. blustery winds a couple hours ago but the winds diminished and the temperatures are down below freezing. that includes prince george's county. it's in the mid and upper 20s, arlington and fairfax county. much of the rest of northern virginia, including prince william, fauquier, loudoun, down to the low 20s, including culpeper, stafford and spa spotsylvania. hold steady in the 20s to 7:00, 8:00. 30 around mid-morning. increasing clouds coming from the west. then tonight, we could get a dusting perhaps. an additional accumulation of snow later tonight.
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some areas may get more of the i'll show the snow accumulation forecast map coming up in ten minutes. now come up with your first 4 traffic this monday is danella. good morning. we'll start with the rails. the vre trap, train number 300. it's at a ten-minute delay because of equipment problems. over to the roadways, still pretty clear in the area. a closer look at the beltway. a live look at beltway at 50. no issues to report. traveling around the beltway in prince george's county, heading towards the wilson bridge. even crossing the bridge toward the american legion bridge, continuing on the beltway, passing university boulevard towards i-95 in both directions, not a lot of volume. it is increasing. no major delays, no accidents to report. i'm back in ten. virginia lawmakers once again taking up the gun show loophole. the courts of justice committee will discuss today whether to enforce background checks at gun shows in the state. currently only licensed dealers
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are required to get checks at gun shows. the general assembly has rejected numerous proposals to extend that requirement to private sellers at gun shows. even as recently at last month. president obama makes a first trip out of washington today and push for more gun control lauchlts it's a picture ever the president that has a lot of people talking. tracie potts live on capitol hill with more on that. >> good morning everyone. the president today heads to minneapolis. the white house thinks it's a good backdrop for him to push his gun control plan because it's a city that's done a lot to curb gun violence. look at this. it came out over the weekend. president obama gun in hand skeet shooting at camp david. this is something that reporters had been reporters had been requesting. critics are saying by doing so. the white house is trying to get the support of conservatives who are backing the second amendment to convince them that the president backs the second amendment while he's pushing the gun control measures, not working they say. meantime, did you see the super
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bowl ad on gun violence and children? take a look and a listen to what the mra said back then after columbine. that was in the ad and now. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. no loopholes anywhere for anyone. >> it's never going to be universal. the criminals aren't going to comply with it. they could care less. >> that's the nra then and now. that ad sponsored by mayors for illegal guns. new york mayor michael bloomberg's group and mayor gray is a part of that group and so are several mayors from montgomery and pg counties. >> tracie potts on capitol hill. thank you, tracie. later today, i don't know kerry will report for his first day of work as secretary of state. he will address his new employees at 9:00 a.m. at the state department. he hit the ground running with a busy weekend. he talked to mahmoud abbas and
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shimon peres about the middle east peace process. he talked to oi physici-- three days of naval exercises off the coast of the korean peninsula. this comes as tensions with north korea continue to rise. north korea calls the exercises preparation for a strike on their country. but south korea says they planned the drills before the north threatened another nuclear test. 5:34 right now. the ravens returned to baltimore today as super bowl champions. >> the ravens have won it. 34-31. >> ravens had to hold off a historic comeback by the 49ers to capture their second super bowl title in franchise history. baltimore led 28-6. san francisco closed that marchin to five in the final minutes of the game. but couldn't score again.
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>> ravens pans in baltimore ready to welcome their team back to town. this was the scene in the federal hill neighborhood last night. take a look at that. thousands of fans poured into the streets after the game. police haven't said whether there were any arrests. but we are getting reports of damage to cars in that area. most of the fans, though, seemed happy to celebrate this win without getting violent. >> thank you, ravens! yeah! all the way! >> it's awesome, man. ravens. go flacco. we had such a hard time finding excited people. >> they're not excited in baltimore at all. >> police were prepared for the celebration. they called in extra officers. all in all, it was good. >> there will be a more formal celebration in baltimore tomorrow. the city will host a super bowl parade. we're still working on getting details about the event. we can tell that you it will start at 11:300 a.m.
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the face of the ravens is on the sun. he announced before the playoffs that he was retiring after this season. lewis was part of the ravens first super bowl championship team 12 years ago. >> nice way to book end it for him. >> indeed. 5:36 right now. the signs that pointed to a ravens win in the super bowl even before the game was played. also ahead, the potential penalties drivers in our area could soon face if they're caught texting and driving. >> plus a special honor for rosa parks as we mark her birthday. chance of snow on the horizon. the changes next with weather
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♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. good evening, this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. today in honor of what would have been her 100th birthday, the postal service will release a stamp with rosa parks. she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in 1955 in the bus boycotts. it's the second of a series of three civil rights stamps being released this year. the stamps are on sale now nationwide. >> wonderful tribute to rosa parks. >>let check the forecast now. we had snow throughout the weekend. >> can you call it snow?
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it was snow-ette. or snowesque. >> just a little bit to taunt snow lovers and please snow haters. just enough to coat the ground a couple of times over the weekend. we'll get another one of those events tonight. no travel problems weatherwise. a lot of that snow elt inned yesterday. it got cold overnight. montgomery county, much of prince george's county now into the upper 20s. arlington, fairfax counties, most locations there in the mid and upper 20s. much of northern virginia down to the low and mid-20s. much of southern maryland, charles, calvert, st. mary's in the mid and upper 20s much here's the temperature dprgraphr the day. by noontime low 30s. might climb to the upper 30s at 2:00, 3:00, 4:00. likely get light snow moving in from the north and west. just enough to give us a coating to maybe an inch. much of northern virginia, the
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district, much of maryland farther north and west. many locations might get an mch or two at the most. then we'll melt that off tomorrow. a look at that in ten minutes. your seven-day outlook. now a look at traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. checking metro. an earlier train malfunction at college park causing delays on the green line. expect delays as you travel toward branch avenue. still checking on vre delays. this is the fredericksburg line. train number 300. a ten-minute delay because of equipment problems on that line. over to the roadways, looking at i-66. we'll head out there now from hay market passing 50, light volume. smooth sailing as you travel 66 both outside the beltway and inside of the beltway. no accidents to report. i'm back in ten minute. aaron and eun. thank you, danella. >> discouraging new numbers about the children growing up here in the district. the former head of washington's public schools sounding off about her controversial tenure here in the
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district. the honor for a man who risked his life to save a navy
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a prince george's county firefighter is recovering in the hospital this morning after being injured fighting a fire in bowie. it happened at the home on kingsfield lane. a neighbor called 9-1-1 after someone knocked on his door to warn him about the fire spreading. >> someone knocked on our toor. i do not know who it was. they seemed panicked. they said our neighbor's house was on fire. we ran out and saw that the left portion of our house was engulfed in flames. >> no one was inside the home at the time of the fire much the firefighter was burned on his back. he is expected to be okay. no word on the cause of the fire. today, virginia lawmakers will push for harsher
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punishments for drivers who text behind the wheel. they'll consider a bill increasing the fine for texting and driving to $250 for a first offense and it makes it a primary offense. police can stop you solely for texting. right now an officer can only cite a driver for texting if they're committing another offense, like speeding. the house will vote on the measure tomorrow. the future of virginia's new budget is a bit uncertain. yesterday, house and senate committees approved a variety of measures including a 3% pay raise for state employees, educators and officers. it addresses school security measures and numerous other benefits. lawmakers are at a stalemate over medicaid under the new affordable care act. many say a loan could delay the passing of the budget. posing the threat of a government shutdown. chancellor michelle reid releases a new book called radical. you'll remember her controversial tenure with the district. she close 23 schools and fired
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36 principals during her first year. she reflected her work in d.c. on abc's this week imt. >> my style is deliberative and very focused on doing what's right for kids. i wouldn't change that so much. what we were doing, i think we're absolutely the right things much i needed to focus on how we were communicating those things and doing things. so should i have fired ineffective principals? absolutely. should i have do so on national tv? probably not. she's now the head of students first, an organization pushing for education reform. today new numbers are coming out about young people in the district from the group raise d.c. the statistics are discouraging. the study finds 6 in 10 students graduate high school within four years. only 42% of people ages 20 to 24 are employed full-time and nearly 10,000 low-income youths between 16 and 24 don't have a
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job, nor are they in school. raise d.c. includes school's chancellor kaya henderson and leaders from the business sector and other organizations. the goal is to help young people in d.c. from the time they start school to job training opportunities after high school. thousands are scheduled to rally i at the maryland state capitol in support of the four historic black colleges and universities. they're asking state lawmakers provide more funding for the schools underfund the bowie state, cop en state, university of maryland eastern shore will be represented. the naacp president will speak at the event. the senate is voting n whether to confirm chuck hagel. president obama nominated the former republican senator from nebraska to replace leon panetta. a rocky confirmation hearing put the nomination in jeopardy. the senators involved in the hearing, he said, did not focus on key issues.
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>> it's obvious that the political knives were out for chuck hagel. >> what disappointed me is that they talked a lot about past quotes. but what about what a secretary of defense is confronting today. what about the war in afghanistan, the war on terrorism. what about the budget sequester and the impact it will have on readiness. >> panetta and martin dempsey say they expect hagel will be confirmed. panetta discussed u.s. drone attacks on potential terrorist targets, they said they don't come lightly. he added there's an intricate process of establishing targets. those who authorize the drone attacks make sure it's focused on terrorists. a coast guard officer will be honored for rescuing a pilot from a navy jet crash. petty officer nicholas bean will receive the meritorious service
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medal in chesapeake. he found the pilot while evacuating people following the jet crash into an apartment building in virginia beach last april. bean and another cut can him from his parachute. no one died. meteorologist tom kierein joins us with more about what's happening next. more snow on the way, tom? >> just a little bit. but just enough to cause problems maybe tomorrow morning. uh-oh. >> right around this time. untreated surfaces could be slick with a fresh coating of snow. no travel problems on this monday morning. there's capitol hill under a mostly clear sky. that's a live view from the city camera. now 28 at reagan national. we've got a northwest wind around 5 to 15. gusting to 20 miles an hour. that brings our windchills down to around 20. it is very dry as well. keep the skin lotion handy. we had those afternoon snow showers yesterday all dissipating. now a clear sky. off to the west, mostly cloudy out in western maryland. much much west virginia.
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we're going to see the clouds increasing into the afternoon. right now into the mid-20s in prince george's county. low 20s much of montgomery. mid and upper 20s arlington and fairfax. the rest of northern virginia in the low to mid-20s. the rest of maryland, howard county, up toward anne arundel county, it's in the mid an upper 20s. staying below freezing here through 9:00. after that by 10:00, by moon time into the mid-30s. wind at 5 to 15 with increasing clouds. as we get into the middle part of the afternoon, ought to hit the upper 30s. we'll have our temperatures drop back to the mid-30s by 5:00 p.m. all cloudy by then. overnight for your evening planner, light snow likely moving in. perhaps just after sunset. far to our west in the viewing area. right around the metro area between 8:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. on tuesday is when we could get a fresh coating to an inch in this light blue area. that includes about all of
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virginia, the district, farther north and west. an mch or two. some of the high spots in western maryland and west virginia. we could have slick spots tomorrow morning. we'll be in the 20s. then we'll get well above freezing. that will melt the snow off. maybe a few more flurries late on tuesday night. probably not as much moisture as the one tonight. near 30 by dawn wednesday and any of that snowmelting wednesday. into the 40s with sunshine. on thursday, in the 20s in the morning. afternoon highs into the mid-40s. here's a look at friday into the weekend. friday looking like we could have some rain moving in. 30s in the morning, afternoon highs upper 40s. for your weekend, saturday and sunday, 20s in the morning and mostly sunny. afternoon highs into the mid-40s. i'm back in ten minutes with another update. danella has your first 4 traffic on this monday morning. good morning. >> good morning. tom, we'll start with the rails. metro is still running behind. this is the green line. train malfunction at college
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park. over to the fredericksburg line, the vre train, number 300. still a it en-minute delay because of equipment problems. number 300, you're also seeing a it en -- ten-minute delay. this is towards the bay bridge. use caution. as far as volume on 50 in maryland, you're nice and clear. the bay bridge and passing bowie, heading toward the beltway, travel lanes are open. we'll head inside the beltway and give you a live look at landover road heading inbound. you're clear. your volume is increasing. no major delays just yet and no issues as you connect to new york avenue a. i'm back in ten. eun, over to you. >> thank you. angie goff has breaking news. good morning. >> eun, this breaking news out of london. a 500-year-old mystery, has it been unlocked in archeologists are saying a test on a skull found in a parking lot makes a
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"highly convincing case" that it is the remains of the king or king richard iii. the big announcement as researchers get ready to confirm whether or not a skeleton exhumed last september are indeed the remains of the king. the remains were dug up from the same place historians say he was buried after dying in battle. dna t nchlt achlna tests are be. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. don't look now. gas prices are on the rise again. the national rise up .17 from a week ago to $3.52. d.c. drivers paying $3.70, 0.13 more than a week ago. virginia is the heapest. paying $3.40. a yum of 14 cents. maryland has seen a hike of 15 cents. the average $3.54 a gallon. in west virginia, drivers paying 15 cents more than a week ago.
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if you commute from loudoun county today, you have new options on the table. the goose creek village park and ride opens this morning in belmont ridge. from there, the loudoun county transit and tyson's express will provide service to west falls church to tyson's corner in the morning and afternoon rush. >> most marylanders chose not to drink and drive home from super bowl parties. overnight, maryland state police set up dui checkpoints. we just got the results. they arrested one driver for dui. we haven't heard from police in other counties. super bowl sunday is one of the deadliest nights of the year for drunk driving according to mothers against drunk driving. you might not have needed to watch the fame to figure out who won. that's because signs pointed to a ravens win before the first snap. shartia brantley is live with more. >> good morning, eun. the baltimore ravens took care of business on the field last
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night. was their super bowl win pre-ordained? maybe if you believe the super bowl economic indicators. the wall street journal says going back to 1977 the teams whose home state had the lower unemployment rate has won 67% of the time. maryland's unemployment rate 6.6% versus 9.8% for california. the home of the san francisco 49ers. and recent years unemployment predictor performed better than las vegas. since 2000, team with the lower unemployment rate has won 11 of 14 contests. meanwhile, mcdonald's is adding the first new entree to the happy meal in a decade. fish mcbites. the fast food giant says the item will be widely available nationwide through march to coincide with length. it will come with french fries, apple slices and a drink. this year, by adding morva right, mcdonald's hopes it can
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encourage consumers to eat out more often at a time when they're being more cautious on spending. >> shartia brantley, thank you. the city of richmond is asking for help to ask where the new training camp should look for the redskins. they will hold a public meeting tomorrow for input on the landscaping near the camp. the city is deciding how to handle parking for thousands of 'skins fans who are expected to head there when training camp begins. you may remember all of the oscar nominated film was shot in the commonwealth and many people in central virginia were involved with the movie or have kengs connections to it. they will hold a drive in a documentary about the movie happening this saturday during richmond commonwealth university's 2013 southern film festival. well, a recording set -- record setting super bowl performance not by a player but a singer.
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